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Nov. 14, 1917.
IF GERMANY WON By Casper Whitney of the Vigilantes Do you realize what would happen to us in America if Germany defeated Great Britain and France? You think of us as separated from her by 3,000 miles of water but oceans in these days of electricity, and air ships and submarines are barriers no more effective than mountain brooks. You recall the German U-boat which suddenly appeared last summer at out very door to sink several cargo and passenger steamers off our New Eng land coast? Within six months after a victory of Germany in Europe, German warships and German troop-ships would be on their way to our ports to levy the great tribute upon this rich country which is part and parcel of the German war plan. That’s what the triumph of the kais er would mean to America and to you -—billions of dollars of tribute of which you would have to pay your share through oppresive taxation. It is on the Pan-Germanic program. Officers, merchants, educators said as much to me in Germany, Belgium, Poland, during my year behind the German lines on relief work. And you have probably read the corroborative evidence of their purpose in the kais ser’s threat to Ambassador Gerard, “America had better look out after this war!” In Brazil, Chili, Venezuela, promi nent German merchants whom I met in the course of my travels, frankly confided to me the intention of Ger many "one day” to make an "over seas Germany” of South America. And an elephant catcher from Hamburg told me years ago in the jungles of Lower Soam that "the day was coming” when Germans would not need to ask "per mits of Englann or France or Slam” for a free hunting hand in Siam or Malay. As a German officer at their great headquarters in Northern France said to me once at the close of a dis cussion as to where the war was lead ing the principle belligerents—Great Britain, France, Germany—“world power or complete defeat; Germany rants no half way'result!” A German victory would at once put , jeopardy all the principles for which ever fought:—freedom on land in 1.6, liberty at sea in 1812, the right of fl itier lines in 1847, the reaffirmation of the freedom of the white man throi ’h giving freedom to the negro in 18 ; and the rights of little nations in 181 Ase tnight ago a German victory seemed the Wildest improbability. Since then the situation has changed. The German armies are pouring into Northern Italy. Italy may not be able to stop them. Germany may force her to make peace. With Russia and Italy both out of the war, Germany and Aus tria would be able to send practically all their force against the Allies on the, western front. Th? chances are that England, ■ Fray and Belgium alone could not hold hem. The United States must lea? < their side, the American people must ap to their side. Not American soldi ( only, not American ships only, not ’ merican guns only, but American meh women and children from Maine to 1 ;xas, from Texas to Oregon, must j in one way or another consider them - ! selves fighters at the side of America’s , allies on the battle front. If they cannot hold a gun. they must • support those who do. They must save food and save money. They must talk war. They must think war. If they don’t Germany will win. And then THE SIEGE OF VAN. Dr. Usshur’s lecture in the Red Tri angle tent on "The Siege of Van,” was an absorbing story of the Armenian massacre. The Berkley Sextet, an or ganization of attractive young women, preceded the lecture with a captivat ing program of solos instrumental mu sic, part songs and parodies on popular war hits. The sqldiers were charmed with their art as well as their appear ance. Dr. Usshur dealt at length with tk basic reasons for the world war and ck. -*d with a thrilling narrative of the aw. I scenes of butchery enacted by the urks in their process of extermi nat j the Armenian race. Canada is floating her fourth "Vic tory” loan. DR. LANIER. DR. MABRY. DR. DUNCAN. UNION DENTAL PARLORS Largest and Best Equipped Offices South. Best Work at Lowest Prices J Gold Crownss3, $4, $5.00 Bridgess4, $5.00 All work Guaranteed Fillings . . .50c, 75c, $1.03 10 Years. Painless Extractionssoc 1052 Broad Street. Over Goldberg’s AUGUSTA, GEORGIA. Phone 1206. TRENCH AND CAMP LET US GIVE THANKS PRESIDENT’S PROCLAMATION Washington, D. C. —President Wilson issued tonight his 1917 Thanksgiving proc lamation, calling upon the nation, even in the midst of the sorrow and great peril of a world shaken by war. to thank God for blessings that are better than mere peace of ‘mind and prosperity of enter prise. The proclamation, fixing Thursday, No vember 29th, as Thanksgiving Day, fol lows: “It has long been the honored custom of our people to turn in the fruitful au tumn of the year in praise and thanks giving to Almighty God for his many blessings and mercies to us as a nation. That custom we can follow now, even in the midst of the tragedy of a world shak en by war and immeasurable disaster, in the midst of sorrow and great peril, because even admist the darkness that has gathered about us, we can see. the great blessings God has bestowed upon us, blessings that are better than mere peace of niind and prosperity of enter prise. “We have been given the opportunity to serve mankind as we once served our selves, in the great day of our Declara tion of Independence, by taking up arms against a tyranny that threatened to mas ter and debase men everywhere, and join ing with other free peoples in demanding for all the nations of the world that we then demanded and obtained for our selves. In this day of the revelation of our duty not only to defend our own rights as a nation, but to defend also the rights for free men throughout the world, there has been vouchsafed us in full and inspiring measure, the resolution and spirit of united action. We have been brought to one mind and purpose. A new vigor of common counsel and common ac tion has.been revealed in us. We should especially thank God that in such circum stances, in the midst of the greatest en terprise the spirits of men have ever en tered upon, we have if we but observe a reasonable and practical economy, abundance with which to supply the needs of those associated with us, as well as our own. A new light shines about us. The great duties of a new day awaken a new and greater national spirit in us. We Shall never again be divided or won der what stuff we are made of. “And while we render thanks for these things, let us pray Almighty God that in all humbleness of spirit, we may look always to Him for guidance: that we may be kept constant in the spirit and purpose of service: that by His grace our minds may be directed and our hands strength- The Augusta Herald Delivered to Your Company Street At Camp Hancock. Afternoons and Sundays, 60c a Month. Phone Your Order to 2036 Augusta. Notify Herald Wagons. Write a Post Card and say, Send Me The Augusta Herald Daily Sunday Evening Morning ened; and that in His good time, liberty and security and peace and the comrade ship of a common justice may be vouch safed all the nations of the earth. - “Wherefore, I, Woodrow Wilson, pres ident of the United States of America, do hereby designate Thursday, the 29th day of November, next, as a day of thanks giving and prayer, and invite the people throughout the land to cease upon that day from their ordinary occupations and, in their several homes and places of wor ship, render thanks to God, the great ruler of nations. •‘ln witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. “Done in the District of Columbia, this 7th day of November, in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and seventeen, and of the independence of the United States of America the one hun dred and forty-second. "WOODROW WILSON.” “By the president. 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The training will be principally shadow boxing, based on a. scheme evolved by Sergt. William Armstrong now at Camp Hancock. In addition the recruits will be shown the relation between boxing and bayonet lighting by motion pictures. The boxing film shows Kid McCoy, James J. Corbett, Benny Leonard and Johnny Kilbane in action. Wholesale Cigars Tobaccos Cigarettes Pipes Chewing Gum Retail Department Headquarters for Pennsylvanians- Cigars, Soda, Pool and Billiards. Burdell- Cooper Cinco Distributors 752 Broad. Phone 23, Page 11 Il I! toI Vkc Vr I w /fcj/ J Ife v Cl V I \ : J IrT EW